Cocaine Dealer Gets 23 Years in Prison
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 23 years in
federal prison after admitting to helping smuggle 33 pounds of
cocaine into the Baton Rouge area.
Prosecutors said 32-year-old John Issac Davis, of Baton Rouge,
and accomplices smuggled about 1,500 pounds of the drug - with a
value of $14 million - from Texas. Authorities seized the 33 pounds
following a traffic stop in May 2008.
Authorities said Davis recruited two women to drive to Texas at
least 97 times to pick up loads of cocaine.
Four other people have pleaded guilty in the case and received
sentences ranging from probation to 17 years in prison.
Davis was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Frank